Short Term Rentals in Singapore Shophouses

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What is a shophouse suite?

Your very own furnished short term rental in a boutique shophouse within the trendiest neighbourhoods.

We know hunting for short term accommodation can be stressful for you, with inflexible, cookie-cutter apartment options and a whole lot of hassle.

Figment offers you a boutique perspective on renting in Singapore.

Inspired by local art, design, and architecture, we handpick heritage shophouses in vibrant neighbourhoods and offer wonderfully furnished suites for your fuss-free short term lease.

Why Rent With Figment?

Freedom & Flexibility

In these uncertain times: Flexible short stays with our month-to-month and 3-month leases

Fully Furnished Comfort

Our shophouses come furnished with quality pieces from exceptional brands like Crate&Barrel

Prime Central Singapore

Only the best apartments right in the city centre, well-connected to public transport systems

Fuss-Free Renting

Weekly cleaning, prompt maintenance, free on-site laundry and high-speed WiFi, all included

Room To Breathe

Enjoy the privacy of your own whole unit, your own bathroom, on your very own floor

Live Like A Local

Delight in the distinctive designs of rare heritage homes that celebrate Singapore's history

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What Our Guests Are Saying

Stepping out to a great feel of daily life

"The location gives you a great feel of daily life - upon stepping out of the shophouse, from all directions you’ll be able to find something interesting happening."

Colin, Design Director

The most comfortable, fuss-free arrangement

"After 15 years of living in Singapore - I find Figment to be by far the most comfortable, fuss-free living arrangement."

Shruti, Entrepreneur

Thoughtfully furnished and promptly maintained

"You can trust that every short term apartment rental is thoughtfully furnished with all the necessary amenities and promptly maintained by the Figment team."

Charlotte, Brand Marketer

Frequently Asked Questions

Read our Rental Guide To Short Term Accommodation in Singapore

What is a short term rental?

The term short term rental describes a fully-furnished self-contained apartment that is rented out for a short period of time, say 3-months or 6-months. Short term stay options tend to be convenient to book, comfortably furnished, and allow you to experience living like a local in charming residential neighborhoods.

Why choose to rent a short term rental apartment?

Short Term Rentals are often prized for their affordable rentals, fully-furnished convenience and added opportunity to authentically live like a local in a residential neighbourhood in the heart of Singapore.

Is short term rental illegal in Singapore?

Under the local Guidelines, residential properties are not allowed to be used for short-term accommodation – defined as stays of less than 3-months. This is so as to protect the interests of residents who live in the same estate, so that their quality of life is not compromised by the disruptive coming-and-going of short term visitors.

Is Airbnb legal in Singapore?

Local guidelines preclude Airbnb’s legal operations in Singapore for stays shorter than 3 months. But while it is technically illegal, that hasn’t stopped some from listing their property on the online platform, nor has it fully deterred people from booking them in turn. Just bear in mind its risky status if you do consider booking on Airbnb or similar short term apartment rental platforms.

What is the minimum rental period for short term rentals in Singapore?

For private properties, such as condominiums and landed houses, the minimum rental period is 3 months. For public housing, which are known HDB flats, the minimum rental period is 6 months.

Where can i find the cheapest short term rentals in Singapore?

Figment provides plenty of affordable short rentals starting from $1,500 monthly. However, if you are looking for the cheapest short stays under $1,500 in Singapore, here are some good places to start.
Rental Property Platforms such as VRBO, and PropertyGuru
Facebook Groups
Usually, the quality and number of amenities and options should improve as you move further East. Make sure to do some price research on the area in question on URA’s website so you don’t get ripped off. You might also want to use a property agent to help with your search.

Can I lease a short term rental in Singapore as a foreigner?

According to the Council for Estate Agencies, to rent property in Singapore, you need to be a Singapore citizen or permanent resident. Non-citizens may rent if they hold an employment or work permit like an S-pass, a student pass, dependent pass or long term social visit pass. That said, even with foreigners holding legal residence, the problem is that most Singapore landlords may not be too pleased with short term leases and would typically require at least a 1 or 2 year contract. Figment provides a much-needed, flexible alternative for short stays with flexible lease terms and a 1-month notice period.

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